Passenger traffic continues to increase exponentially in Bagdogra and is likely to touch the two million mark at the end of the current fiscal, according to officials of the Airports Authority of India (AAI).
Give me blood and I will give you freedom!” Salt Lake recently hosted a 90-year-old Azad Hind Fauj soldier who changed the course of her life in the 1940s after Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose spoke to her this immortal line.
In a world where most invitation cards are printed out, IC Block has started a practice of getting their Saraswati puja cards handmade by children and youths. And to enforce quality control they have even made a competition out of it.
They say it takes a village to raise a child. Well, the entire AB Block seems to have come together to raise a dog. Blackie may officially be Sumita Mukherjee’s pet, but the street dog owes her life to many in the block, who chipped in to bring her back from the jaws of death. “It all began last winter, when Blackie was born on the street outside. She was a happy-go-lucky pup but got run over by an SUV,” says Sumita. Her wounds were so severe that even the dog-lovers of the lane gave up hope and walked away. The garbage collector dumped Blackie in the vat but a doctor in the next lane